Indonesia’s Tri Mumpuni invited as a distinguished panelist at the World Summit in New York City
11 October 2013
New York, USA

Ms. Tri Mumpuni, Founder & Executive Director, IBEKA (The People-Centered Business and Economic Institute) was invited as one of the distinguished panelists to the World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (theWSIE) that was held in New York City from October 9 to 11, 2013.[1] Akira Foundation is one of the strategic partners of theWSIE and, through its role, selected Mumpuni as a delegate and supported her team of IBEKA, financially, for participation in the Summit.

Mumpuni presented as a panelist in the session titled, “Innovation to 0: Future of Clean Energy.” She explained IBEKA’s innovative activities and community development and shared stories of constructing micro-hydro plants that produce electricity. Mumpuni gained recognition from President Obama during the 2010 Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington [2] and won Ramon Magsaysay Award, which is considered Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize.